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    Official: 2015 Nissan Leaf gets B mode standard, new MorningSky Blue color
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    The Nissan Leaf is getting a few updates for the 2015 model year, some functional, some purely aesthetic. The appearance options will be made available later than the rest, and include a new exterior color called MorningSky Blue, as well as standard 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels for the SV trim ...

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    Official: Stop-start standard in four-cylinder 2015 Chevrolet Impala
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    Chevrolet has announced that it will include stop-start technology as standard in the entry level 2015 Impala. The result is a nearly five-percent improvement in city fuel economy, also known as one mile per gallon, up to 25 mpg, combined. The 3.6-liter V-6 Impala will not feature ...

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    Report: On eve of hydrogen-friendly LA Auto Show, Ghosn says infrastructure not ready by 2015
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    The long-running joke is that, "hydrogen is the fuel of the future, and it always will be." But at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show this week, Honda and Toyota are both showing off H2-powered concept vehicles that foreshadow production models coming around 2015. Toyota has the FCV ...

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    Report: 2015 Chevy Volt will get new GM platform
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    Think of it as a recharge for the best-selling plug-in vehicle in the U.S. The Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, whose sales have been on the upswing this year, will be among General Motors models that will be included on a new vehicle platform for the 2015 model year, the New York Daily ...

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    Report: 2015 Toyota Prius rumors start flowing
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    Toyota has already picked the low-hanging fruit when it comes to boosting the Prius hybrid's fuel economy. But the Japanese automaker's planning on climbing a little further up that tree. That's what Inside Line is reporting about the next, fourth-generation Prius, which is likely to debut in ...

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    New CO2 limits for 2015 instead?
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    Photo of the European Parliament published under the GNU Documentation LicenseOk, I have to admit that this is becoming quite the complicated story. The basics are that the European Parliament intends to limit the average CO2 emission figures for auto manufacturers. The initial goal was to set the ...

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    GM: by 2015, one-third of our US car sales will be hybrids, and the V-8 engine will quasi-disappear
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    What will you be driving in 2015? If you only drive GM vehicles, there's a one in three chance it'll be a hybrid, according to a report from Bloomberg. GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said, "around 2015 we're going to have to sell a ton of hybrids whether people want them or not." Lutz added, "it's ...

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    Europe decides to push forward with carbon capture
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    Carbon capture is here and the EU is trying hard to push it forward. In an article published by economy newspaper Cinco Días, it's explained that the big problem is overcoming the high costs associated with the process. It's estimated that reducing 80 to 90 percent of the CO2 emissions from ...

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